Evil Dead Rise is an upcoming American supernatural horror film written and directed by Lee Cronin. The fifth installment in the Evil Dead film series, the film stars Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland as two estranged sisters trying to survive and save their family from demonic creatures, with Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, and Nell Fisher in supporting roles.
The film’s development was preceded by scrapped plans for sequels to Evil Dead (2013) and Army of Darkness (1992), and a fourth season of Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018). By October 2019, Sam Raimi announced that a new film was in development, with Rob Tapert producing, Raimi and Bruce Campbell executive producing, and Cronin writing and directing the project. New Line Cinema (the first film’s distributor) was announced as a production company involved. Principal photography began in New Zealand on June 6, 2021, and wrapped on October 27, 2021.
Originally intended for a digital release on HBO Max, Evil Dead Rise is set to have its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March 2023, before its released theatrically on April 21, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures.